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ALTER INDEX(7)                   SQL Commands                   ALTER INDEX(7)

       ALTER INDEX - change the definition of an index

       ALTER INDEX name RENAME TO new_name
       ALTER INDEX name SET TABLESPACE tablespace_name
       ALTER INDEX name SET ( storage_parameter = value [, ... ] )
       ALTER INDEX name RESET ( storage_parameter [, ... ] )

       ALTER INDEX changes the definition of an existing index.  There are several subforms:

       RENAME The RENAME form changes the name of the index.  There is no effect on the stored data.

              This  form changes the index's tablespace to the specified tablespace and moves the data file(s) associ-
              ated with the index to the new tablespace.  See also CREATE TABLESPACE [create_tablespace(7)].

       SET ( storage_parameter = value [, ... ] )
              This form changes one or more index-method-specific storage parameters for the index. See  CREATE  INDEX
              [create_index(7)] for details on the available parameters. Note that the index contents will not be mod-
              ified immediately by this command; depending on the parameter you might need to rebuild the  index  with
              REINDEX [reindex(7)] to get the desired effects.

       RESET ( storage_parameter [, ... ] )
              This  form resets one or more index-method-specific storage parameters to their defaults. As with SET, a
              REINDEX might be needed to update the index entirely.

       name   The name (possibly schema-qualified) of an existing index to alter.

              The new name for the index.

              The tablespace to which the index will be moved.

              The name of an index-method-specific storage parameter.

       value  The new value for an index-method-specific storage parameter.  This might be a number or a word  depend-
              ing on the parameter.

       These  operations  are  also possible using ALTER TABLE [alter_table(7)].  ALTER INDEX is in fact just an alias
       for the forms of ALTER TABLE that apply to indexes.

       There was formerly an ALTER INDEX OWNER variant, but this is now ignored (with a warning). An index cannot have
       an  owner different from its table's owner. Changing the table's owner automatically changes the index as well.

       Changing any part of a system catalog index is not permitted.

       To rename an existing index:

       ALTER INDEX distributors RENAME TO suppliers;

       To move an index to a different tablespace:

       ALTER INDEX distributors SET TABLESPACE fasttablespace;

       To change an index's fill factor (assuming that the index method supports it):

       ALTER INDEX distributors SET (fillfactor = 75);
       REINDEX INDEX distributors;

       ALTER INDEX is a PostgreSQL extension.

       CREATE INDEX [create_index(7)], REINDEX [reindex(7)]

SQL - Language Statements         2014-02-17                    ALTER INDEX(7)